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live during this show, his supporters are holding a rally. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a mom out for a walk pushing her baby stroller when suddenly, someone shoots her son between the eyes. >> i'm so afraid to have any more babies now. i tried to raise really good kids in a wicked world. >> today, a teenager faces trial. the homes of celebrities and millionaires at risk as flames erupt. plus, a good samaritan loses his life while trying to stop a street fight. and -- >> there's the baby. the new royal heir in the united kingdom. >> -- in his first interview since becoming a dad, prince william tells cnn the biggest surprise. >> i think more shock is the feeling i felt.
here we go. good to see you. first up today, shocking new claims about the lead singer of the calling. think long and hard. you remember these guys? they had this one big pop hit entitled "wherever you will go" back in 2001. ♪ >> remember that? here's the news today. the lead singer of this band says he was abducted, beaten and dumped on the train tracks in michigan at 3:00 in the morning on sunday. alan duke is working this for us, cnn wire entertainment editor. we knew he has filed this police report. what does this police report entail? >> reporter: it tells us that the police were called to a hospital in lapierre, michigan
sunday morning at about 4:30. when they got there, they found alex and another one of his band members there, alex telling them he had been abducted, beaten and robbed, forced into a blue mini van while walking down a street at about 3:00 in the morning in that michigan town, and then dumped, as you said, and a band mate picked him up, took him to the hospital and they called police. the police say they're investigating. they are looking for two men. they have not released anything about the description other than a blue mini van. >> and i know we haven't heard from these guys in years and years, but i checked alex's twitter page. his last tweet was from friday. he tweeted this, thankful to be back on stage doing what i love. first show back is the calling tonight. so you know, this weekend officially, here they are announcing this comeback, then this happens less than 24 hours ago. questions are already coming out, is this a coincidence or could it be more? >> reporter: as an entertainment
reporter, we always try to do our due diligence and check things out. what we found was just as this news was hitting this morning, we also got an e-mail from the band's publicity firm saying they are making a comeback stronger than ever after quote, fighting through trials and addictions. they're bringing back a new band with a fresh new look. yeah, it's suspicious timing. i'm not saying this abduction didn't happen, but i can tell you that the comeback announcement normally would have gotten little attention. we wouldn't be talking about it right now on cnn but for coverage of the allegation that the lead singer was abducted over the weekend. >> keep us posted. we appreciate you calling in live from los angeles. also this today. families are being told to get out as a stubborn, dangerous wildfire scorches the community of sun valley, idaho. when you look at this thing, look at this fire. it's grown to more than 100,000 acres.
much of that area, home to some very pricey property. just to name a few, you have tom hanks, bruce willis both own homes there. 1200 firefighters are working to gain ground on these flames, trying to save the thousands of homes still in the fire's path. academy award winning actor richard dreyfuss is among those expressing gratitude for the firefighters. this is his quote, the beaver creek fire is ravaging my family's hometown. thank you, firefighters, and be safe. houses aren't worth lives. dan simon is in hayley, idaho for us at this hour. last tally, 2200 homes being evacuated. how is the process going, what are the evacuees telling you? >> reporter: well, we were just actually at a local high school. this is the one red cross shelter that has been opened. obviously people are very worried about their homes. the wind is picking up a little bit today. that's not good news. i should tell you we're at the
base camp. this is where the 1200 firefighters meet every morning and they go up into the mountains to try to battle this thing. we've got a ton of resources, though. you have helicopters, you have the big dc-10 jumbo jet that's dumping retardant on these flames, trying to get this thing under control. as for the evacuation shelter, listen to one of the people we talked to just a short time ago. take a look at this. >> it's pretty scary. i think pre-evacuation wasn't bad but once evacuation came through, it's kind of reality. >> reporter: what's the most difficult thing about this, would you say? >> having to leave everything. and not knowing. >> reporter: were you able to grab anything, take anything with you? >> we got clothes, pretty much just bare essentials. >> reporter: i will tell you something, for all of the resources out here, everyone battling this blaze, you know what, they really haven't lost any homes.
you've had some outbuildings that have burned but in terms of homes, they're looking really good right now. so the question always becomes what's going to happen with the wind. as i said, it's picking up a little bit. that's not good news. but hopefully as the day progresses, the weather turns in the firefighters' favor. >> as you talk resources and a different time of year, this is ski country. tell me about the snow guns being flipped on to help protect some of the areas. >> reporter: yeah, good question. you have the sun valley ski resort, well known, and when you don't have a lot of snow, you bring out the snow guns. now they're being put to a different use, very good use. they turned those guns on, they are basically dumping water on that area, on the hillside, the mountainside, trying to keep everything really, really moist so if you have some embers that come that way, hopefully it won't ignite that resort community. >> incredible. you don't hear about that very often. snow guns to help fight these
fires. dan simon, thank you. on the day that would have been his girlfriend's 30th birthday, the man known as the blade runner wiping away tears in south african courtroom. he's charged with her premeditated murder. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius claims he mistook reeva steenkamp for an intruder when he fatally shot her back on valenti valentine's day of this year. the court set march 3rd as the trial date for pistorius. the trial could take up to a year. he may be the future king of england but right now, he's just dad. for the first time since the birth of his son george, who could forget this moment, prince william is opening up about parenthood and of course, he also talked about the moment when he walked out of the hospital with his wife and son to the insanity, the media frenzy, including our beloved royal correspondent, max foster,
who was there, who covered it all. i remember it broke on the show. it was so exciting. congratulations. here you have this sit-down interview with prince william, his first official interview since a baby has been born and in watching your interview, i love that he's like you know, i'm ready to go back to work because i'm really tired. this baby is not letting me sleep. >> so many fathers would want to say but didn't have the guts to say, isn't it. that was one of their little moments. it really gave away that he's doing things and kate's doing things together on their own without all the support of the palace network. so i think that's one of the things that was interesting about the interview. he came across as a regular, ordinary guy. but of course, he isn't, but we get an insight in that context for the first time. >> let's watch. >> i think more shock and dauntingness is the feeling i felt. the thing is, i think i was on such a high anyway about george
that really, we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him, as any new parent knows. you're only too happy to show off your new child and pretend he's the best-looking or the best everything. >> reporter: there's the baby. the new royal heir in the united kingdom. you were comfortable there. >> yeah, i felt, again, it's not somewhere i enjoy being, but i know the position i'm in, that's what's required of me to do. i think, you know, it's one of those things, you know, it's nice that people want to see george, so you know, i'm just glad he wasn't screaming his head off the whole way through. that moment we came out with the car seat, we had some warning you might be doing that. fathers around the planet will be cursing you for doing it so easily.
>> believe me, it wasn't my first time. i know there's been speculation about that. i had to practice. i really did. i was terrified that i was going to, it was going to fall off, it wasn't going to close properly. i had actually practiced with that seat. >> reporter: your decision to drive off, i remember that moment as well, that was the most nervewracking thing for me having my family in the car but that was something you were clearly determined to do. >> where i can be, i'm as independent as i want to be. same with catherine and harry. we have all grown up differently to other generations and i very much feel if i can do it myself, i want to do it myself. there are times when you can't do it yourself and the system takes over where it's appropriate to do things differently. but i think driving your son and your wife away from hospital is
really important to me. >> reporter: you didn't stall. >> it's an automatic so that's all right. >> reporter: the interpretation of the imagery we saw there is this is a modern monarchy but was it that? are we reading too much into it? is it just you and your wife doing it your own way? >> i think so. i'm just doing it the way i know. if it's the right way, then brilliant. if it's the wrong way, then, well, i'll try and do it better. but i'm quite -- i'm reasonably headstrong about what i believe in. i've got fantastic people around me who give me support and advice. >> reporter: the prince says baby george is already quite a character. >> well, yeah, he's a little bit of a rascal, put it that way. he reminds me of my brother or me when i was younger, i'm not sure. but he's doing very well at the moment. he does like to keep the nappy changed. >> reporter: did you do the first? >> yes. >> reporter: badge of honor. >> i wasn't allowed to get away with it. i had every midwife saying you
do it, you do it. he's growing quite quickly but he's a little fighter. he wriggles around. >> reporter: you're up a lot at night? >> not as much as catherine but she's doing a fantastic job. >> reporter: how is she, okay? >> yes, very well. for me, catherine and little george with my priorities. >> reporter: how is lipo coping? >> very well. you have dogs bringing newborns in, they take a little time to adopt but he's been all right so far. he's been slobbering around the house a bit. he's perfectly happy. >> reporter: how are you about going back to work? >> i'm actually quite looking forward to going back to work. get some sleep. i'm just hoping the first few shifts i go back, i don't have any night jobs. >> reporter: one of prince william's great passions is saving endangered species in africa. he wants his son to experience the same africa that he saw as a boy and as a young man, to spark in his son a passion for preserving the rarest wild
animals, much as his father did with him. you talked like a father possibly whispering in your ear as a young boy. you going to do the same for prince george? it's a cause you care so deeply about. would you like him to pick up on it? >> probably. at this point, if i whisper sweet nothings in his ear, i'll have toy elephants around the ear. i'll make him grow up as if he's in the bush. >> reporter: he says the possibility of his son carrying on the royal family's legacy in africa isn't his immediate concern. >> at the moment the only legacy i want to pass on is to sleep more and maybe not change his nappy so many times. >> reporter: like any new mother or father, parenthood has surprised and amazed prince william. >> i think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience. something i never thought i would feel myself. and i find again, it's only been a short period, but a lot of things affect me differently now. >> reporter: he was emotional,
actually, and he didn't quite know why, whether he had changed within himself or whether he was just tired. but he was on good form, wasn't he? >> he was. i love the transparency about the car seat. i love the question you ask about the modern monarchy. finally, i will say, i had to hit the googles after i watched because nappy, we say diaper. there you go. learned something new today, max foster. thank you so much. i want to remind everyone, max's interview is all part of the bigger picture, a documentary, prince william's passion, new father, new hope, which will premier on cnn september 15th. coming up next, another conspiracy suggestion in the death of princess diana. this time, the claim she was murdered by british special forces. find out how possible that is. the original investigation left something out. plus, 900 people have died in egypt's crisis. 900 people. you will hear the words from one
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scotland yard is keeping tight-lipped about a stunning new allegation that goes right to the mystery surrounding the 1997 death of princess diana and her boyfriend, dodi fayed. the new claim alleges british special forces were responsible for their deaths. the allegation emerged amid the collapse of a soldier's marriage after the parents-in-law of a british special forces sniper first sent the claim to military authorities and then on to london police. but british police seem to be knocking this down. today a spokesman for lord stevens, the investigator who led the british police inquiry into princess diana's death, commented on the allegations. this is what he said. quote, lord stevens presided over a thorough and far-reaching investigation at the time. if anything new has come to light, it should be passed to its rightful place at the met,
who will no doubt look at the matter appropriately. the pair died nearly 16 years ago, when the mercedes-benz they were traveling in crashed in that tunnel in paris. cnn's erin mcloughlin joins me from london. erin, how possible really is it that this original report could miss something? >> reporter: well, brooke, it is possible. scotland yard is saying this is the first time since the conclusions of that exhaustive inquest into the death of princess diana that they are actually assessing new information which as the british press and social media buzzing with speculation. new questions launched by a shocking new allegation, claiming british special forces were behind the deaths of princess diana and her boyfriend, dodi fayed. it's the latest conspiracy theory about diana's death, coming almost 16 years after
that horrific middle of the night car crash. the high speed paparazzi chase through a tunnel in paris with a deadly end. scotland yard put out a statement saying it is quote, scoping new information, assessing its relevance and credibility. according to the british newspaper "the sunday people" the claim surfaced in a seven-page letter written by the estranged in-laws of an unidentified special forces sniper. in a hand-written letter, they allege their former son-in-law boasted that the british s.a.s. was behind the deaths. >> people don't want to believe that somebody as loved as princess diana can just die in a road accident. it just isn't enough. they want more. >> reporter: scotland yard has made it clear, for the moment the new claims will not reopen the exhaustive investigation which concluded that princess diana and dodi fayed were killed by the gross negligence of their driver and the paparazzi chasing them that night. buckingham palace is not
commenting but those who know the royal family have been quick to dismiss the claim. >> there's not a lot they can do about it. conspiracy theorists, the best they can do is get on with their lives in a normal way. >> reporter: the 16th anniversary of the death of princess diana is just days away. this information raising new questions about that tragic night in august when so many people thought they had finally put this to rest. >> let me just ask you about that. when you talk about the timing, before the 16th anniversary of the death, is the timing suspicious at all? >> reporter: well, i mean, it's difficult to say, but at the moment, it looks coincidental. scotland yard, police at scotland yard saying they were just handed this information so that is why now they're considering it and at the moment, they're being very tight-lipped with any information. they're even not even confirming what exactly they're looking at.
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it's the kind of story that absolutely rips your heart out and makes you think twice about america's favorite sport. high school football player in suburban atlanta died friday night during a scrimmage. witnesses say he went limp after making a tackle. the medical examiner says he broke his neck. his death is raising all kinds of new questions about the safety of the game that so many people love to watch. jamal anderson is here. he spent eight seasons in the nfl and you're a dad. we will get into both of that here. before we go on the record, you are part of this class action lawsuit with the nfl when it
comes to concussions. >> right. >> not only did you play, you were a dad. when you woke up and you read the story, i read it saturday morning, it talks about this 16-year-old neck vertebrae being broken due to blunt force trauma. what was your reaction? >> it broke my heart. i love football. i love the sport of football. football has offered me so many things in my life and not only taught me so many things, i'm a big fan of college football, high school football. my son plays football. both of my boys played football. my older plays hockey. but my younger son plays football now. so it breaks my heart when things like this happen on the football field in a sport that i love. >> not only that, as we were talking in the commercial break, this is a young man 16 years of age, already offered a scholarship to play at the university of kentucky. what do you make of the fact this is a talented experienced player who could die like that? >> it's so crazy, because from all accounts, he was doing the right thing and you talk about player safety, you try to teach kids how to tackle the right
way, how to play the game the right way, how to not injure themselves on the football field, but some things are unavoidable. this is a free accideak acciden happened on the football field. i'm so, so happy that a lot of occurrences like this, especially as it relates to football, and it's a collision sport. these things happen on the football field. it's unfortunate it happened to this kid, a talented guy who played not only on the defensive side but the offensive side as well. >> you talk about having your two boys, your oldest, 8, plays football. there are former pro players who say you've got to be kidding me, i'm not allowing my boys to play. you do. why? >> they love it. i love the sport of football. for me, i had very, very good football coaches growing up and again, they taught me so many things. i had such tremendous experiences on the football field playing, and when my kids, my youngest son wanted to go out and play football, i thought about it for a long time, then i said he wants to do it, it's something that he's very positive about and he's fired up about and i wanted to let him do
it. >> do you, after reading the paper and learning about this young man this weekend, do you at all think twice about it? >> you know, these things happen on the football field. again, you try to make football as safe as possible. you see now in the nfl they are making guys wear their pads, they're trying to do -- they brought a whole new initiative in for concussions now. we're trying to do the best we can to make football as safe as possible but it's still football. these unfortunate things still happen on the football field. you just got to be hopeful and try to play the game the way it's supposed to be played but even in those instances, there's no assurance of safety. it's football. >> people love it. >> love it. a lot of people love it. the number one sport in america. not even close. >> jamal anderson, thank you very much. coming up, 900 people have died in egypt's crisis. 900. just try to wrap your head around that number. that includes dozens of muslim brotherhood prisoners in this brazen attack. next, you'll hear the perspective of one man who says
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to go the distance with you. go long. just about the bottom of the hour, and at least seven weeks after its first democratically elected president was brought down, the death toll in egypt continues to go up. a warning, the pictures you're about to see are tough to look at, but this is part of the story that is egypt today. militants in the sinai area near egypt's border with israel ambushed and killed 25 egyptian soldiers. that is just one day after 36 members from the opposing side, supporters of the president, were killed in what government officials called this attempted jailbreak. total death toll here? about 900 people in the past week. including civilians. look at this. body after body. security forces, many blame the military for the bloodshed.
remember, that is the same military the country looked to when dictator hosni mubarak was ousted in 2011. one egyptian demonstrator writes this on cnn.com today, and i'm quoting, we hate to see blood and that is why we witnessed by the egyptian army is unprecedented. we have never seen such massacres before in egypt. all of egypt is in shock. i want to go straight to cairo to our senior international correspondent, nick payton-walsh. it is dark, it is quiet because of the curfews. are protesters still there? set the scene for me. >> reporter: we have seen a significant ebbing of protests in the past 24 to 48 hours, starting yesterday when two key marches were called off. what we have today, as you said, seen the violence in the sinai, some of that tenuously related to the muslim brotherhood but the gory pictures of what state media said were executed soldiers about to go home on leave have been prominently
displayed on televisions here, bolstering the government would say its argument that it's fighting terrorism across the country. you mentioned the jailbreak that seemed to have gone terribly wrong according to different reports yesterday. we are speaking to relatives of people who were killed in that particular instance, relatives say reporting distorted corpses, intense suffocation. one man in fact arrested from the mosque crackdown herded into a stadium where he posted a facebook status update, telling his parents he was okay and then it seems he was in the convoy transferring prisoners, suffocated by tear gas. so that violence continuing but what the key thing we're seeing at the moment is a government narrative getting more dominant in which they're simply saying they're fighting terrorism and the muslim brotherhood at this moment, even condemning the violence in the sinai but seemingly lacking the same enthusiasm it had seen in the past few days to get people out on the streets. >> thank you very much. continuing the conversation, another senior international
correspondent in studio with me, ivan watson, who has spent quite a bit of time, here you were in egypt. this looks like july 3rd. you were there witnessing when all of this happened. now fast forward to all of this. as a journalist being there, all the spin from both sides, how do you cut through it, find the truth? >> it's very difficult, because egypt is so polarized right now. one of the striking things about that time, when the coup, it was the first i had covered when it was taking place, was that the supporters of the military, the people who wanted to overthrow the democratically elected muslim brotherhood president, they were pretty antagonistic. they did not like the foreign media. and they were in tahrir square which is where the revolution began in the first place years ago, a place where i had felt very safe in 2011, and that had changed. meanwhile, the muslim brotherhood, which was being pushed out of power, we felt very comfortable going into
their encampment. they welcomed us. they wanted their story to get out. when you say how do you cut through all this, it's not the first time we've heard a government accuse the faction that it doesn't like of being terrorists. this is a strategy i have seen in country after country across the middle east, where the government in power will accuse its critics of being terrorists and that authorizes them to use torture, fire machine guns, whatever. >> this gets to what do we do as the united states. we talked about this aid package, $1.5 billion the u.s. gives to egypt, whether or not we should continue. when you look at the big picture in other oil-rich countries who are giving billions to egypt, it's a drop in the bucket. i just want to play some sound. this is senator john mccain saying the u.s. should end it. this was on "state of the union." >> we have no credibility. we do have influence but when you don't use that influence, then you do not have that
influence. we could be cutting off the aid, the spare parts and maintenance of these military equipment that we've given the egyptians is important to their capabilities. >> out of that, i just want to quote part of a piece. i read this fascinating piece, "time" magazine talking about, the title, "egypt no longer matters." pointing to the '60s and '70s. one of the phrases, egypt was the fulcrum of the arab world, pointing to the intellectual center and juxtaposes where they are today, this economic basket case. the bottom line was why should washington care when it seems like he calls it the experiment, the arab spring, seems to have failed. >> well, i mean, he has a point there, but egypt is still the most populous arab country. there are egyptians everywhere in the middle east. everybody has connections to it. if you see an arab from another country, iraq, for instance, when he goes to cairo for the first time, he's blown away
because the tv shows and movies he's been seeing his whole life, those streets are right there. so there's a real pull. it's like when americans go to new york for the first time. they recognize that city. when it comes to cutting aid, okay, so we're having a debate in the u.s., should we cut aid to this regime that has gunned down hundreds of its own citizens. it's very important to note that saudi arabia, a close u.s. ally, their top diplomat announced today that they're basically doubling down on their support for the post-coup regime in cairo. the foreign minister came out and gave a statement, he said the kingdom is serious and will not back down when it comes to supporting the egyptian people, and we're going to not shy away from providing a helping hand to egypt. so even if we cut that money, saudi arabia basically signaling in very strong terms, they'll fill in with money from oil-rich countries in the persian gulf which happen to be very close american allies. >> bottom line, if we decide not
to give them the money, no big deal for them. >> it also shows that, you know, how the regional players are really filling in kind of this u.s. leadership has diminished because of all sorts of reasons over the last decade, 15 years, and how regional countries are filling in and perhaps not doing things that our government would like to see there. >> ivan watson, a treat seeing you in person. thank you so much. coming up, jury selection beginning today in the trial of a teenager accused of shooting a baby in a stroller in front of the baby's mother. we will talk about that, next. ♪ you like to keep your family healthy and fit. and now there's a new way to do the same for your dog. introducing new purina dog chow light & healthy. it's a no-sacrifices, calorie-light way to help keep him trim, with a deliciously tender and crunchy kibble blend he'll love. and 22% fewer calories than dog chow.
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stroller. 18-year-old elkins is one of two teens charged in this killing. the crime happened last march in brunswick, georgia, but all the pretrial publicity forced elkins' trial to move to suburban atlanta. sherry west said she was pushing her 1-year-old son along in his stroller when two teens tried to rob her. she told them she didn't have any money and one of them allegedly shot -- did shoot the boy in the head. west, who was also shot in the attack, spoke to cnn about the defendant. >> that i hate you and i don't forgive you. and that you killed an innocent human life and that i hope you die for it. >> joining me, danny cevallos and philip snyder. when you hear the story, what's the defense strategy, especially when you have all this pretrial
publicity? emotions are very high. >> the defense strategy is clear. i have a 6 month old daughter. the second i heard this case i said oh, my god, how could this person do this. the focus for the defense is try to push it away from the emotion, bring it simply the fact can this person, the only real witness to the crime, can they make an identification of these two children. >> danny, what do you think? >> well, the defense has had a lot of different theories. the defense has put forth a whodunit theory citing gunshot residue found on the parents' hands and some other evidence they may try to make this a whodunn it. the person who will ultimately testify against the shooter is the other co-defendant, who is being tried later. so the defense has its work cut out to shred this person who, if he participated in a robbery, then the prosecution's gotten in bed with the devil to try to secure a conviction against the shooter. >> on the flipside, we knew the
gun was found in a marsh a couple of miles away. elkins mom, aunt and sister are all in trouble for hinderring the investigation. how may that change things? >> well, the thing that changes, it shows they have been trying to cover up the identity of the person who shot the gun. that could be very substantial because again, the defense's case, although it's could it be him, could it be them, it boils down to one witness's identification who picked him out of a lineup. it's significant they are trying to cover up the location of the witnesses and location of the gun. >> gentlemen, thank you both. up next, the summer has seen a spike in shark attacks. four off hawaii in the last month alone. why is that? are sharks acting more aggressively or is this typical shark behavior? we will talk with a shark expert about what to look for if you
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>> he was coming down the waves and the shark came from the side, took him out by the leg. that's all i seen, right from there. i tried to help him but i was too late already. he was already by shore. i couldn't cope. i was shaking already. so close to a shark attack. >> we can tell you the teen is reported in good condition but just four days earlier, a german tourist lost her arm to a shark while she was snorkeling in hawaii. chris coco is manager of animal husbandry just down the street. thank you for coming over. we just started looking at the numbers and wondering, are these sharks acting more aggressive or is this typical shark behavior? >> i think the numbers are typical and all last year, there were 12 attacks documented in hawaiian waters so nine this time of year is not too far off those numbers. as a matter of fact, nationwide the numbers are a little higher than usual, but you have to look at long term trends as opposed to one year's jump or decline. >> what are they looking for, the sharks? >> sharks typically mistake
human surfers or swimmers for food such as a sea lion or seal. it's very easy to be mistaken for when you're in a wetsuit, some kind of marine mammal food item. >> hawaii is a beautiful place. lot of people go there. it's still the summer. what do you tell people if you're thinking about hitting the surf? >> i think you need to pay attention to local news and local authorities and take the guidance of folks on the beach who know the area really well, and maybe not swim at night. that's probably a good idea. some animals are more active at night and feed close to shore. good common sense and pay attention to your surroundings. >> here's what i really want to know. when you hear about these attacks, they often say they will find the shark, you know, that was the cause of what had happened. what do they do with the sharks, dare i ask? >> it's difficult to not want to go out and find the shark. so if you find the shark, you may not know it is, but sometimes you do and in many cases, it's disposed of just to
remove it from the equation. >> chris, thank you very much. appreciate you coming in. coming up, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg hacked. find out about the glitch that could impact your online profile. i think farmers care more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we raise black and red angus cattle. we also produce natural gas. that's how we make our living and that's how we can pass the land and water back to future generations. people should make up their own mind
partner of glen greenwald, who exposed nsa secrets -- the white house says it was informed of miranda's detention but did not ask britain to hold on to him. the man who created facebook learned about a flaw firsthand. someone hacked into mark zuckerberg's private facebook page just to prove he can, exposing the site's flaw. the hacker found a glitch that allows anyone to post on a stranger's wall. >> i condemn this report. i never asked them that i want 4,000 or 5,000. okay, i found a vulnerability. >> facebook encourages hackers to test the site and pays them for any problems they expose. the cia now admits it helped overthrow iran's prime minister
in 1953. that is a first. the admission comes in a newly declassified document. the cia pulled off the coup through propaganda and the secret use of other leaders in iran. iran had threatened to nationalize oil production which would have severely hurt the u.s. economy. you know the old saying, always keep your eye on the ball? this might be why. >> chandler throws and pam oliver, wham. >> the camera captures the moment and we watch it again. pam oliver was beaned on the head. i know it looks painful. apparently she laughed it off. the colts' backup quarterback tossing around the ball before a game against the giants. one of the passes clearly went astray. the football player apologized with a hug and a tweet. hug and a tweet sunday night. he is the embattled san diego mayor accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women but in a couple minutes, a
and killed on a dallas street. police called him a good samaritan. >> reporter: police say he was merely trying to break up a fight involving the other man seen here. >> he's de-escalating the fight. he is a good samaritan. he's trying to get everyone to rationalize and go about their business. >> reporter: but according to police, a third man grabbed cowherd from behind. >> there's a person that also restrained, physically restrained mr. cowherd so that the attacker could wound him. >> reporter: cowherd was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. investigators describe him as relatively new to dallas, an engineer, scholar with family in houston. >> i don't feel concerned, i don't feel threatened or unsafe. >> reporter: police and businesses along lower greenville scrubbed the area's image in recent years, attracting family-oriented businesses, not merely clubs and
restaurants but the stabbing isn't worrying to patrons. >> things happen, people get in fights. it was unfortunate. >> but i mean, you know, it's not a bad place to be. not a bad place to spend time. >> police have charged 23-year-old julian martin jr. and the second man, 23-year-old jerry brown, with murder. the mayor accused of sexual harassment by more than a dozen women gets ready to go back to work. live during this show, his supporters are holding a rally. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the homes of celebrities and millionaires at risk as flames erupt. marijuana, guns and now gay conversion therapy. in a span of days, chris christie making big decisions on hot button issues. we'll debate. plus, oprah winfrey's newest
hire comes clean with oprah. hm. and -- >> there's the baby. the new royal heir in the united kingdom. >> -- in his first interview since becoming a dad, prince william tells cnn the biggest surprise. >> i think more shock and dauntingness is more the feeling i felt. top of hour two. let me get straight to this news, just in to us here at cnn. the los angeles police department confirming this disney tragedy. actor lee thompson young has been found dead in los angeles. this is from just a couple hours ago. the cause of his death not clear at this time. he starred in the famous jet jackson, currently stars in the tnt show "risolli and isles."
bob filner, you know the man, mayor of san diego, laundry list of sexual harassment allegations against him, including -- >> he came up to me without any warning when i was outside going home, and hugged me and kissed me, and i was appalled. i was shocked and it's not something that i thought that the mayor would ever do. >> i just remember him trying to get my face towards his to kiss me on the mouth, and what we now know from the stories of the other women, it wouldn't have been on my mouth, it would have been more likely in my mouth or down my throat. >> hugged me a little too closely and then put his arm around me like this, and then he proceeded to slide his arm down and then give a little grab to my derriere.
>> your newly favored congressman bob filner. >> sources are telling cnn mayor filner, back at work tomorrow. after taking some time out to undergo behavior therapy. right now, something is happening in san diego in response to this story. protests staged across the city along with petitions to see the mayor kicked out of office. but you know what's happening right now? a support rally is under way and casey wian is there for us. casey, gosh, i don't see many people behind you. i don't know if it's begun yet. is there any turnout? what do supporters of mayor filner have to say? >> reporter: it hasn't started yet. it's expected to start in a couple minutes. you may be able to see over my right shoulder some of these folks, several dozen of them, who have begun to gather here. they are going to be holding a press conference in support of mayor filner. they say they want due process. they say that he has not been
convicted, not even charged with any crime, that he has had some personal failings but they still want him to remain mayor of this city. they also say they are skeptical of some of the stories of the women who have come forward, even though mayor filner himself has admitted to inappropriate behavior. what this seems to be all about, though, brooke, is politics. let's listen to what the organizer had to say. >> i know he's stepping on a lot of toes. it's been 20 years since we had a democrat in office. i'm not a democrat, i'm not a republican. i'm independent. but i know that mayor filner since being a freedom rider as a teenager to being the mayor has always stood side by side with the most oppressed communities, and we want to let the mayor know we are standing side by side with him. >> reporter: they just finished singing "we shall overcome." while this is going on, organizers of a recall petition are gathering signatures in an effort to get mayor filner out of office, a man who just lost to him in the most recent
election was at the city clerk's office today calling out labor leaders and other san diego politicians. meanwhile, we have people behind me supporting him. what we've really got here is political theater. the personal failings of a man have evolved -- >> let me watch some of this. they are speaking over you. can i have you step out of the way? perfect. let's take a listen to the supporters of mayor bob filner. >> due process for mayor filner and due process for the accusers. let's get back to business of moving the region forward with mayor bob filner. so we want to begin this press conference with a prayer. we have invited bishop cureran, pastor ray smith and some other to do the opening prayer. >> as we're watching several dozen supporters of mayor bob filner. he has undergone two weeks of
intensive behavioral therapy. obviously casey points out this is politics here, and as he also pointed out, there is a petition rolling around gaining signatures of folks who want him out of office. casey wian in san diego, thank you. let me move on now to these new threats from al qaeda. they are coming from an american. adam gaddan, spokesman for al qaeda has released a 39 minute video, telling followers to attack u.s. ambassadors all around the world. he also praises the assassination of the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. cnn's brian todd is following the developments on this one for us today. brian, you have seen this video. what are some of the specific threats that he's making? >> reporter: well, this is chilling when you consider this guy's background. born and raised in southern california, he is now calling on wealthy muslims in the middle east and elsewhere to offer rewards for killing american ambassadors in the middle east, saying quote, these prizes have
a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies, end quote. his latest video posted and analyzed in recent days by the site intelligence group, a terrorist monitoring service, speaking in arabic, he also has lavish praise for the militants who killed u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens last year in benghazi. take a listen. >> translator: the american ambassador in libya and three of his colleagues were killed to avenge the honor of the prophet. peace and prayers of the law be upon him and to avenge the blood of hundreds of thousands of america's victims worldwide, including thousands of innocent libyans. the american ambassador in libya was killed to heal the chests of believers and enrage the criminals. >> reporter: now, the site intelligence group says this video was actually made in march of this year, so did it have any bearing on the recent decision by u.s. officials to close america's embassies in the middle east? an administration official just told me moments ago this video
was not specifically a factor in that decision. >> you reminded us of how he was raised in california. tell us more. what more do you know about him? >> reporter: we found out that he is almost 35 years old. he was born in winchester, california. both of his parents were goat farmers. he has at least one pair of grandparents who are jewish. family members have said he was obsessed with heavy metal music as a teenager but converted to islam in 1995. he did have a run-in with the leader of a mosque in orange county, california, where he converted. he was arrested for assaulting that man. his family says he moved to pakistan in 1998 and according to our security analyst, that is likely where he is right now. >> brian todd, thank you. make sure you all tune in to watch brian todd in his reporting on "the situation room" "the situation room" at 5:00 eastern time on cnn. thank you. a stalled front is drowning parts of the southeast. for example, we will show you pictures, this is gulfport, mississippi. six inches of rain fell alone there yesterday. you can see flooding the
streets, stranding so many drivers. flood watches and warnings are in place all the way from the florida panhandle northward to the carolinas. people trying to leave a church in gulfport either had to wade through the waist-deep water or wait for it to recede. south florida, rip currents very, very dangerous. police report 50 rescues. in fact, an elderly couple drowned. families are being told to get out as this incredibly dangerous wildfire scorches the community of sun valley, idaho. the fire has grown to more than 100,000 acres. much of this part of the country home to a lot of pricey property. you have actor tom hanks, bruce willis, they have places there. then the fire crews, 1200 firefighters working tirelessly to gain ground on the flames, trying to save the thousands of homes still in this fire's path. academy award winning actor richard dreyfuss is among those
expressing gratitude to the fire crews. this was his tweet. the beaver creek fire is ravaging my family's hometown. thank you, firefighters, and be safe. houses aren't worth lives. cnn's ted rowlands joins me from idaho. i heard you just got back from a fire walk. tell me what you saw. >> reporter: well, there are three main parts of this fire that they're concerned about and of course, the wind is the biggest concern. they're attacking all three of them [ inaudible ]. they are hoping they can save the homes. there has been one home lost, 5,000 are threatened. what's interesting, there are so many high-priced homes here that insurance companies have hired private firefighters to stand outside the high-priced homes and protect them.
the folks here say they actually welcome that because they couldn't possibly protect 5,000 of those homes. it's just more people in this army, if you will, trying to protect the homes. [ inaudible ] >> ted, i got to admit, it is tough to hear you. i don't know if it's the wind or equipment around you, but ted rowlands, maybe we can try that again. thank you, in idaho for us, on the huge fire there. coming up next, he has tackled gun control, medical marijuana. today, gay conversion therapy. that is the past couple days. i'm talking about new jersey governor chris christie. he's talking about being a model for the rest of the country. does that mean anything about a possible presidential run? we'll read between the lines of his recent actions. plus, the world watched as he became a father and now, prince william is talking to
he may be the future king of england but right now he's just dad. for the first time since the birth of his son, george, prince william is opening up about parenthood and of course, he also talked about this moment, this magical moment, really, when you see him walking out of the hospital with his wife, son, into the crowds, the media frenzy. cnn's royal correspondent max foster sat down with prince william for his very first official interview since the little prince was born. >> reporter: the prince says baby george is already quite a character. >> well, yeah. he's a little bit of a rascal, put it that way. he kind of reminds me of my brother or me when i was
younger, i'm not sure. but he's doing very well at the moment. he does like to keep his nappy changed. >> reporter: did you do the first? >> i did the first nappy. >> reporter: a badge of honor. >> i wasn't allowed to get away with it. i had every midwife staring at me saying you do, you do it. he's a little feisty. he wriggles around quite a lot. >> reporter: you're up a lot at night? >> not as much as catherine. she's doing a fantastic job. >> reporter: how is she, okay? >> yeah, very well. for me, catherine and now little george are my priorities, and leapo. >> reporter: i was going to ask. how's he coping? >> he's coping well. a lot of people know, you have dogs and bring a newborn back, they take a little time to adapt. he's been all right so far. he's been slobbering around the house. he's perfectly happy. >> reporter: how are you about going back to work? >> as new fathers know, i'm looking forward to going back to work, get some sleep. i hope the first few shifts i go back, i don't have any night
jobs. >> reporter: the sense i got from this interview is just the real prince william. i sometimes have an insight into it but we have never seen it on camera before. that's because i caught him in the first two weeks of fatherhood. he was tired, he was emotional, he was still euphoric after it all. and he and the duchess are doing everything on their own. they are being thoroughly modern parents. royalty hasn't behaved like that before. they have had this army of staff they have relied on but he put the car seat in, he drove off, they're getting up at night and i think he's got a sense into what it's like to be ordinary and as a result, we have been able to connect with him as an ordinary person. so i think we have got a sense of a modern monarchy here. it may not be an intentional redesign by william but he's being himself and that's probably what's changed and what the new world now and the new world for monarchy will
experience for the next few years, because george will pick up on that as well and probably develop it a bit further in his day. >> max, i loved how he talked to you about his first nappy duty, the diaper duty. max foster, thank you very much. you can see much more of max's interview september 15th, our documentary "prince william's passion, new father, new hope" only here on cnn. you know, it is something we were taught at a very young age, pick up the phone in the case of an emergency, dial 911. well, a texas woman did exactly that and is now facing a lawsuit from the officer who responded. we will tell you why. plus, the lead singer of this pop band says he was abducted, he was beaten and then dumped on the train tracks but this mystery gets more bizarre. that's next. copd makes it hard to breathe...
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you remember these guys? take you back to 2001, they made this little piece of pop gold, "wherever you will go." ♪ if i could then i would i'll go wherever you will go ♪ >> now the lead singer, alex band, says he was abducted, beaten and dumped on train tracks in michigan. his band mates say they found him at 3:00 in the morning on sunday, when they went looking for him. band filed the police report claiming a group in a blue van came up to him and grabbed him, severely beat him and we checked out his twitter page. his tweet from friday was this. thankful to be back onstage doing what i love. first show back is the calling tonight. i should tell you, there are some questions circulating about the timing of the announcement of the comeback and the incident. we're looking into it. some pretty incredible video in southwest japan.
day turns into dusk in a flash. this volcano explodes, shooting plumes of ash three miles into the air. look at that. caking a city in dust, shutting down trains. men and women, look at this, wearing gas masks covering their faces, raincoats, drivers turning on headlights. they say it's kind of like driving through snow at night. chad myers, when you look at this volcano, it's erupted 500 times since the beginning of the year. 500? >> i would call that one continuous eruption. there's all these little puffs. think about it like a pressure cooker. puff, puff, puff. this time, though, 15,000 feet in the air. that's not where the planes fly. we're not to 40,000 feet but this is a popular route for planes going from america all the way into southeastern asia. so it goes right over literally the flight track goes right over this volcano. so far, i guess not worried about it too much. >> could this thing -- >> well, you know, think about
if you had a pressure cooker and you allowed it to go all day long, it would eventually run out of water but if you stopped it, if you stopped that depressurization, eventually there will be more pressure in there and it could explode. for now, every little puff is releasing a little pressure rather than it building up to be a mount st. helens. it's amazing. you said it's like a snowstorm. it's way worse than that. you don't die in a snowstorm because of breathing that stuff in. they have masks on, they have been wearing these m-95 masks all over the place and have been sweeping, sweeping this dust out of their city here. i don't think i want to be there. go on vacation somewhere else. >> that's the reality for many in japan right now. unreal. chad, thank you very much. coming up next, there is all kinds of speculation around this one man in new jersey. talking about governor chris christie. tackling issues like gun control, medical marijuana, gay conversion therapy, in a matter of days.
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bottom of the hour. all right. let's throw a name at you. lindsay lohan. go ahead, fill in the blank. train wreck, spoiled, out of control? guess what? she is sick of those labels so lohan is trying to redefine herself, and she used perhaps the perfect forum for her career redemption. oprah winfrey. in a one-on-one interview just a couple days after leaving rehab, lohan talked about everything from drinking, drugs, her parents, to this image, the rich
and famous starlet in cuffs in trouble yet again. lohan sat there and told oprah she wants to rebuild her career and rehabilitate her reputation, and she admitted she has used cocaine. >> i really hadn't done it. i really haven't done it more than 10 to 15 times. of course, i said three or four, i was terrified of being judged. >> so what is the truth? >> i've done it like 10 to 15 times. >> did you enjoy doing it? >> everything's come -- >> do you enjoy doing it? >> no. >> why did you do it? >> because it allowed me to drink more. i think that's why i did it. >> now there's this. lindsay lohan now works for oprah's o.w.n. network, putting together this eight-part documentary on her struggles with rehab. i want to bring in the editor in chief of alwaysalist.com. nice to see you. let's listen to her words, i'm sure you've seen the interview.
do you believe her? do you want to believe her? >> well, i've seen all the interviews. every time she went to court, every time she got out of jail, every time she went to rehab, there was a major network interview. but this one seemed to be different. she seemed to be present. she seemed to be coherent. she seemed to be honest. there was a lot of accountability in this interview. i actually believe her. lindsay lohan is like a cat. she's had nine lives. this may be number seven, but it may be the one that has the biggest turn and a turn in the right direction. >> i know it was on piers morgan, he took to twitter today and she talked to him a couple months ago in the u.k. newspaper and said i have only done cocaine three or four times. he says he feels lied to. maybe the truth has finally come out. at one point in this interview with oprah, lohan actually said she almost wanted to go to jail. listen. >> you know, being in my addiction and everything and having all the chaos around me that i was so comfortable with,
i somewhere inside knew and kind of wanted to go to jail. >> so here's the thing. we have talked about the oprah effect, right, you go down, you bow down to the altar of oprah winfrey, almost like a cleansing, you have your reputation restored if oprah deems everything okay. at the same time, you have to look at the fact that now lindsay lohan doing part of this docu-series. is it oprah effect? is it oprah gain? >> well, you know, listen, we really -- america loves a comeback story. people are really rooting for lindsay. they have been rooting for her for years. this has been the road to the redemption story that has taken about four or five years to really get to this point. so we really hope that this interview and the docu-series is a step in the right direction. we do know that two years before she died, whitney houston did the big oprah interview where she had her come-to-jesus meeting and took ownership of
her wrongdoings and all her troubles, then she ultimately died from her troubles two years later. so the jury is still out. this is where lindsay lohan is in her life. she can either take the turn and become the drew barrymore of her generation, because drew barrymore had very similar beginnings, or she could become dana plato. we are hoping she goes in the direction of drew and this is a step in the right direction. >> absolutely. the hope is there. john murray, thank you. new jersey's governor getting high marks from people in that state. he's expected to cruise to another term, but might he have his sights set on the white house? something he said today, maybe, maybe, holds a clue. geoff: i'm the kind of guy who doesn't like being sold to. the last thing i want is to feel like someone is giving me a sales pitch, especially when it comes to my investments. you want a broker you can trust. a lot of guys at the other firms seemed more focused on selling than their clients. that's why i stopped working at my old brokerage
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just into us here at cnn, tragedy at the home of olivia newton john. we're getting word, a man has died of a gunshot wound in the singer's home in florida. we're told olivia newton john and her husband were not at the property at the time. as far as the circumstances here, really no word yet, but the fire department says suicide investigation is now under way.
public records show that a sale is pending on that house. political talk today. let's talk chris christie here. you look at polls, show he is cruising toward re-election as the governor of new jersey, and he's staking out positions in some pretty tough hot button issues here. he just signed a bill that bans so-called gay conversion therapy in his state, a move likely to frustrate his party's conservative wing. he also just expanded the use of medical marijuana for children. learned about that on this show just on friday. and he vetoed a bill that banned certain types of guns. one of the questions we're asking, does he have his eye on higher office? maybe the white house? want to play some sound from him. these are his remarks at a campaign stop just this morning and it kind of sounded that way. here he was. >> folks know that we're providing a model for the rest of the country, a country that all too often seems too divided in washington, d.c. and other parts of our country, yelling
and screaming at each other, each party not worrying about getting anything done but putting out their next tough press release. in new jersey, we're showing people that yeah, republicans and democrats have differences and we should talk about those differences, but in the end, what they expect from us is to come together and get things done for the people who voted for us. >> when we talk about governor christie's political future, why he could spark a serious interparty battle among republicans, charles blow, cnn political commentator and emily miller, senior opinion editor for the "washington times" and also the author of the new book "emily gets her gun but obama wants to take yours." so welcome to both of you. here's the first thing that jumped out at us. you look at this guy, chris christie, three hot button issues, span of a couple days. marijuana, guns, gay conversion therapy. emily, my first question is fou. what does that sound like to you? is this someone that wants to get this out of the way before campaign season? what do you make of it? >> he's jumping all over the board but there's no question
that chris christie has his eyes on the white house. he was on friday or thursday of last week, at the rnc meeting in boston and gave a speech where most of the people there expected to not like him, because he has gone so far to the left and also has helped president obama get re-elected after hurricane sandy last year, but really won over the crowd saying here i am in a blue state using conservative principles and then oddly, although he did veto these gun control bills the next day, he then does this -- passes this bill on gay conversion therapy. so he's a little bit all over the book but absolutely no doubt his goal is the white house. >> so with this all over the book about him, clearly his willingness to work with democrats as emily points out, charles, which is kind of the opposite of what we've been seeing in congress with republicans, obviously that plays well with moderates in the media but how do you think that will play in a republican primary? >> anything that plays well with moderates in the media is not going to play well with the republican primary, basically.
the republicans, what you have to understand about republican primaries is that among all republicans, about a third of them are tea party supporters but among people who say that they always vote in primary, about half of them are tea party supporters. so in the primaries, the field shifts dramatically to the right. chris christie's moves of late don't necessarily stand him in good stead with that group of people, and what we'll have to see is whether or not he can sell the republican primary voters on the idea that their tacking to the right is bad for them and bad for the party, and no one has yet been able to do that. so it's really hard to see how he emerges as a stronger candidate. if you look at his negatives, he has the highest negatives of any republican who might run for office for the presidency. so it's really hard for him.
it's hard for anyone who kind of positions themselves as a compromiser when most republicans say they really, particularly tea party people, say they really don't want someone who compromises. they want someone who articulates republican values better. >> when you look at gun control, for example, emily, i know you wrote a column praising christie for his gun control vetoes, you also note that he signed some gun control bills as well. how does he win over activists and your pro-gun red states? >> well, it's tough. new jersey has the second strongest, according to the brady campaign, second strongest gun control laws in the country and immediately after newtown, chris christie said we need more gun control laws. obviously, the gun control laws there aren't working. so he created a task force. one of the things he asked for is a ban on 50 caliber guns which the only people who will kill by 50 caliber guns are in iraq and afghanistan. they are not part of crime. that was just a sign, this was not about crime prevention, this
was about pandering to a certain group of people in his blue state. however, that's exactly the bill that on friday night, he vetoed and he vetoed two others that were very radical making people say they're gun owners and still have other identification cards. although he's already gone on the record as being pro more gun control in his blue state, he is showing some restraint and showing that if he is going to reach out to the primary and if he is going to reach out to the party base in a few years, he's trying to make some moves in that direction. >> charles blow, final thoughts. what do you think? >> i think he's shooting himself in the foot. i just don't see how this works to his benefit. i think that it works in the grand scheme of things when people think of general election voting. this is the kind of republican that you could get more moderates behind. maybe you could shave off a few democrats. but you cannot escape the republican primary process and that process is much more conservative than republicans in general, and definitely much
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was taken down. quote, first, sorry for breaking your privacy and posting to your wall. i have no other choice. after all the reports i've sent to the facebook team. that was what was written on his wall. a researcher from palestine breaking the company's privacy rules. he said he had to do it because the site security team ignored his efforts to inform them about a major security flaw at facebook. football. it is the country's most popular sport. it is also incredibly violent. football is played at a high speed with dangerous collisions each and every play and one player's family today is coping with tragedy. he died during a practice at a suburban atlanta high school after making a tackle just a couple days ago. jake tapper, i want to bring you in. we talked about this on my show. this 16-year-old, apparently incredible player, had been offered a scholarship to university of kentucky to play, and you're talking to the coach. >> talking to the coach, talking about what exactly happened friday night, was this a freak
accident or was this something else. obviously, brooke, you covered it a lot. there are a lot of parents out there who are concerned about letting their boys play football in high school or college. obviously a growing scholarship when it comes to research about the damages that football can do to the human body, especially when it comes to neck and head injuries, so we'll be talking to the coach who coached this 16-year-old until friday night when that horrible, horrible accident happened on the football field. that's coming up on "the lead." >> feel for those players and of course, for the parents and this coach. i'm sure it will be a pretty compelling, pretty emotional interview. thank you. see you at the top of the hour on "the lead" just a couple minutes from now. a 911 caller expecting help from a responding officer gets that, but then ends up with much more. the officer filed a lawsuit against the person who called for help. [ engine revving ]
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my goodness, danny, i never heard of something like this before. let me just cut through it, though. does this deputy have a case? in sum, probably not. but here's why. somebody who comes to your property for a business purpose is called an invitee. the homeowner has an obligation to keep the person save. if you're in the business of emergencies, police, firefighters, you should suspect when you arrive on the scene, it's going to be just that, not safe. however, some courts have also carved out exception to even that rule, where a homeowner con seals information. in other words if this homeowner called and said my husband's having a heart attack and then the homeowner shows up and she has a pet alligator she didn't tell anyone about, maybe they
have liability there. but she informed the police this is what they needed help with. this is not outside the realm that someone might get violent, even when you respond for a medical call. this is all in all probably a weak case and might get tossed on a motion for summary judgment. >> cnn has not been able to reach the deputy, we tried. and we tried to reach the woman he's suing but neither responded. could this set a dangerous precedent for people who do call 911? >> if this case proceeded, and it probably won't be allowed, and if it did, that's true. it would create what we call a chilling effect on people when they pick up the phone in that moment to decide whether or not to call 911, if they thought, well, i could also get sued for this, how would that affect emergency calls as a public policy issue? so if this case proceeds, it might do just that.
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breaking story we brought you. the los angeles police department confirming actor lee thomas young was found dead. he starred in disney's "the famous jet jackson," and i want to read a statement here, "everyone at risoli and isles is devastated at the young of lee thomas young. he was truly a member of our family." it is a rare thing when a bear turns on a human but since thursday a spate of bear attacks has seen seven people mauled across five states. in alaska, james tuttle was mauled and nearly killed by a brown bear in the brooks range but the nightmare didn't end for
the hunter. he was stranded out there in the alaskan wilderness bleeding for 36 hours. amy la porte has the story. i can't imagine. >> i know. >> why did it take so long to find him? >> in guy just shot a caribou, he was going up to the carcass, he gets blindsided by this grizzly bear. no time for warning. it pins him on the ground. he gets up, it comes back for round two. the injuries were extensive. fortunately a hunter nearby had some medical experience. he was able to come in and stabilize him. the real story here is 36 hours he was out here in the wilderness. basically a nearby rescue team tried to get in, send a helicopter in. the weather was so bad, the fog was so dense, couldn't get to
him. so they sent in the big guys. they sent in the national guard. they were able to get to them. it took them -- the incredible part for the national guard is they had to use flares to guide their way through this pass and night vision goggles. >> and that's not the only -- we were talking earlier about this bear mauling story in michigan involving this young girl, who is lucky to be alive. >> 12 years old. take a listen to what she says about the attack as she was jogging. >> all of a sudden the bear got me, put me down on the ground and started like scraping me and clawing me. so i was like petting it. i don't know where that came from but i just thought maybe if i petted it, it would like me. well, that did not work. so then it just got me again and i heard that you should play dead so that's what i did. >> smart girl. play dead. petting it didn't work. not great advice.